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...Notes: Ted Childs was educated at St Bonaventure's School, London E7 and the University of Nottingham.After National Service, where he served as a flying officer with the RAF in Germany, he joined the London Press Exchange as a graduate trainee.He
left advertising in 1960 to seek a career in television and trained as a programme director with ABC Television
then went on to direct and produce a wide variety of factual programmes and documentaries including episodes of THIS WEEK, then the ITV current affairs flagship, and the much acclaimed WORLD AT WAR series.He
was one of the founding fathers of Euston Films
, the film production company established by Thames Television in the early seventies and was there responsible for THE SWEENEY, SPECIAL BRANCH and QUATERMASS series together with a number of theatrical and television films.In 1979, he joined Trident Television (then owners of Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television) as executive director of its film production company, Claridge Films, where his primary function was to co-produce with overseas partners.
Films for which he
was responsible here included an adaptation of OLIVER TWIST starring George C Scott as Fagin.In 1984 he was appointed Controller of Drama at Central Television and, subsequently, Managing Director of Central Films.
In this dual role, he
acted as executive producer on an extensive range of films and series for ITV including INSPECTOR MORSE
, SOLDIER SOLDIER
, PEAK PRACTICE, SHARPE
, GONE TO
THE DOGS, KAVANAGH QC, THIEFTAKERS and HEAT OF THE SUN.Following the acquisition of Central Television
by Carlton Communications, Ted
opted to seek a freelance role primarily as a writer, although he
is still retained by Carlton UK Television as a drama consultant.During 1998 he
is scheduled to be responsible for a variety of films and television drama including an adaptation of Michelle Magorian's popular children's novel, GOODNIGHT MR TOM, a mini-series adapted from Gerald Seymour's espionage thriller, THE WAITING TIME and the final MORSE film based upon Colin Dexter's novel, THE WENCH IS DEAD.In 1997, Ted was appointed a director of Yorkshire Group Programmes, the production arm of Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television and also joined the board of its film company, Griffin Films Limited.
In 1991, The Guild of Film Production Executives honoured Ted
with its annual Award of Merit.He was elected Fellow of the Royal Television Society (RTS) in 1992.In the same year he was also appointed an honorary lecturer in the school of Finance & Management Studies at the University of Nottingham.He was Chairman of the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) during 1994-95.
In 1995 he
received the RTS Cyril Bennett Judges' Award for outstanding creative contribution to British Regional Television.In the 1997 New Year Honours List, Ted
received an OBE for services to Broadcast Television.Also in 1997 he was elected Honorary Fellow of the Moving Image Society (formerly the British Cinematograph and Television Society).Ted
now commutes between homes in London and the Mid-West of Ireland.In addition to his
consultancy roles, he
continues to remain active in the development of new television drama and film.